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How to Choose the Best Identity Theft Protection Service in 2016

Laiza King | Posted 06.13.2016 | Technology
Laiza King

Credit With the undeniable growth of the internet and its unending security flaws, most people are becoming more susceptible to identity theft issues...

How to Stay Financially Safe in a Digital World

Doug Lebda | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
Doug Lebda

Computers, smart phones and other internet-enabled mobile devices are the primary vehicles we use to communicate and exchange information. Although this exposes us to potential cyber security risks, there are ways to limit the negative impact of a security breach.

College Debt Attitudes: Millennials vs. Gen X

Adrian Nazari | Posted 07.17.2016 | College
Adrian Nazari

Millennials may be spending more for college and racking up record debt, but they don't mind, according to a new survey of 500 university graduates by Credit Sesame.

Use Credit Monitoring to Catch Errors Faster

CompareCards | Posted 06.23.2016 | Money

Credit monitoring gets a lot of media attention these days. Between constant TV and Internet ads for monitoring services, coverage of security hacks and identity theft; the need for more vigilant monitoring is growing.

Do You Need ID Theft Insurance or Credit Monitoring?

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

Do you want to monitor your own credit (which is free but time-consuming) or hand off the task to a third party and pay hundreds of dollars? Either way, make sure it gets done.

3 Things to Consider Before You Go Into Student Loan Debt

Credit Karma | Posted 10.26.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

Do all those back to school sales have you ready to hit the classroom? If you're thinking about furthering your education, you deserve to be commended. Education is a wonderful thing, and (in theory, at least) the more degrees you have the more in demand you'll be professionally.

Fixing Errors on Your Credit Report

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.18.2013 | Money
Jason Alderman

If you've ever tried to remove inaccurate or fraudulent information from your credit report and gotten the runaround, take heart: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now on the case.

3 Times It's Crucial to Monitor Your Credit | Posted 02.05.2013 | Money

By Gerri Detweiler You've heard the standard advice: check your credit reports for free once a year at You may have even hear...

Protecting Your Identity As Cyber-Attacks Become More Frequent and Sophisticated

Ken Lin | Posted 01.12.2013 | Money
Ken Lin

Remember: No one can completely protect themselves from identity theft, but taking these steps can help you catch red flags before there is major damage to your credit and finances.

Four Reasons to Check Your Credit Score Now

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.22.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

It's common to believe that a credit score is really only helpful when you want to borrow money and therefore (so the questionable logic goes) you don't need to check your score until you want to borrow money. Here are four reasons why that way of thinking is wrong.

Arthur Delaney

Civil Rights, Labor Advocates Demand End To Employment Credit Checks | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of 25 civil rights and labor advocacy groups petitioned one of the nation's largest credit-monitoring firms on Tuesday to qu...

Understanding Credit Scores

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

In this economic climate, it's more important than ever to protect -- and repair -- your credit score.

Arthur Delaney

Free Credit Report: How The Ads Soak Consumers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Commercials for have reached a saturation point in the consciousness of the television-watching public. The affable, scruffy youn...